FOTON booted Generika-Ayala out of semis after scoring a 21-25, 25-17, 27-25, 19-25, 15-11 win yesterday in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Tt The Arena in San Juan.
University of Santo Tomas ace Eya Laure turned the deciding set into her own show as she delivered the crucial blows that lifted the Tornadoes to second spot in Pool D with a 3-3 slate.
If F2 Logistics prevails over Sta. Lucia in the other game at press time, the Tornadoes will book a sudden-death duel with powerhouse Petron while the Cargo Movers face Cignal in the other semis pairing on Tuesday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Malolos City, Bulacan.
Laure finished with six of her 24 points in the fifth set while Shaya Adorador had 19 points and Marian Buitre chipped in six blocks for the Tornadoes, who also drew an impressive performance from the returning EJ Laure.
EJ, who was sidelined for a year due to a shoulder injury, had 11 markers while Jen Reyes covered the floor well with 49 digs and 14 excellent receptions.
Eya said she was in the zone, especially in the fifth set, where the Lifesavers posted a quick 3-0 start only to fall prey to the Tornadoes’ red-hot offense.